July 4, 2015

Mostly sunny

Girls basketball: Bench bunch lifts the Bees

MASSILLON — Wednesday was the bench’s time to shine.

Backups Holly Rhodes, ToriBeth Cullen and Madi Tata provided all the points Medina’s girls basketball team needed in a 67-31 non-league blasting of Massillon.

“Madi Tata and Holly Rhodes and ‘T.B.’ Cullen led us all night long with energy,” coach Chris Hassinger said. “They hit open shots for us. Three girls off the bench are what separated us tonight. They were huge.”

Rhodes (12 points) hit three 3-pointers, Cullen added a game-high 16 points and 11 rebounds and Tata chipped in five points.

Faith Constance had 14 points for the Bees (2-0), who lost to the Tigers (2-1) 57-45 last season.